Monday, December 3, 2007

Online Collaboration & Wiki

This past Tuesday Derek, Sarah and Lois presented on Online Collaboration and Wikis. Their presentation came with several activities we had to accomplish. There was an email sent to the class with the directions/steps we were to follow before, during and after class.

When we got to class we were broken up in groups and sent to different parts of our building to begin our online collaboration. To do this we used Google Groups. Setting up the groups account was the easy part. The difficult part came into play when we had to actually collaborate. Google Groups was suppose to work like Google Docs, yeah right! The biggest problem was trying to update the information at the same time. What happened was if I was typing it would lock my group members out and they would have to wait and vice versa. It worked out okay for my group because we had different parts to do for the assignment that if one was locked out of one page then the others will work on the second or third part of the assignment.

My feeling about this would be a good tool to use but because of so many issues (technical) it would take the fun and the purpose out of the assignment.

I was also HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!! we did not have to use a wiki. I have a strong dislike of wikis. I just have so much trouble working with something so simple that it frustrates me. So thank you for keeping it the way you did

Good presentations, fun activities...great job!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yulia-Window Movie Maker

I love Yulia's
podcast and her adding windows movie maker to it. I loved the concept and know it took a lot of work. I wish I could understand what she was saying but nevertheless I can tell she was very passionate about her topic. Good Job Julia


Hey Ms. Tiffany its funny you bloggged on snapshot. I recently had the opportunity to use this software and I must say its pretty easy to use and fun to use. I had a great time creating my video but I made my window to small and was unable to view it. Please see Tif blog for more information on this tool.

Derek-18 year old

We recently presented on digital video and youtube. In my discussion I talked about internet celebrities and how popular are they. Well my classmate found a video uploaded on youtube about an iphone. This young man was just making a video showing off his phone and this launched a career with apple for him. So you see ladies and gentlemen your hard work will not be in vain, when you create your videos for our assignment who knows, you may become the next internet star. For more information on this blog please visit Derek's Blog. Good piggyback Derek...


Megan- Religious YouTube

It was interesting to see that my friend and I aren't the only ones that know about GodTube. This week was a very depressing and unfulfilling week for me and a very good friend sent me an email with a video from GodTube and made me realize some things about myself which eventually led to me breaking down and accepting or beginning to accept the plan God has for me. I love that religion is crossing over and is getting into "mainstream". It is important that we are not ashame of our religion and our beliefs. Thanks for being the first to blog about a religious aspect Megan. Good Job.

Here is a link to this video I hope it will touch you the way it has touched me. Thank you friend :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Popularity of Second Life
In our Emerging Technology class we learned and created an account with Second Life. I am not sure how many of us have visited this site since our first assignment was posted but this site is more popular than I realized. It is so popular, CNN will be entering Second Life and allowing those residents to provide them with news occurring in Second Life. They will send CNN information on upcoming events, etc. within their communities. To read more on this please click on the following link. Second Life

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

High Tech or What?!

Are we going high tech or what? I recently came across an article on CNN entitled Google at the gas pump. The headline was so captivating that I had to read it. This article talks about how Google will display mapping services on gas pumps in color on a small screen. So your next gas pump will have access to the Internet. How much fun will that be, this is especially a good device for those of us who like to take road trips and need to make sure we are on the right track whether we have a map in our possession or not.

I have added a link for you to read the article yourself, please click below to view:
Google at the gas pump